Studio visits possible by appointment.
Born in 1961 in Newry, Hillen lives and works in Dublin. He studied at Belfast College of Art, the London College of Printing and at the Slade School.
His works often involve photography and traditional paper photo-collage and have often used humour to deal with serious subjects. His earliest works were black and white documentary photos taken starting in his teens, during the ‘Troubles’ era of conflict in Northern Ireland, which have since been acquired as a Separate Permanent Collection by the National Library of Ireland Photographic Archive, and a selection were published as a book: ‘Melancholy Witness’ by The History Press UK and republished by Trafalgar Square Press in the US. It was a Publisher’s Weekly ‘Annual Pick’ of 2014.